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Author Bouyer, Louis, 1913-2004.

Title The Christian mystery : from pagan myth to Christian mysticism / Louis Bouyer ; translated by Illtyd Trethowan
Published London ; New York : T & T Clark International, 2004
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Contents Introduction; Chapter One: PRESENTING THE PAULINE MYSTERY; Chapter Two: THE PAGAN MYSTERIES: ELEUSIS; Chapter Three: FROM THE CULT OF THE MOTHERGODDESSES TO THE MYSTERIES OF HELLENISM; Chapter Four: FROM DIONYSUS TO ORPHISM AND THE MYSTERIES OF MITHRAS; Chapter Five: THE BIBLICAL SOURCES OF THE PAULINE MYSTERY: FROM APOCALYPTIC TO THE MYSTERY; Chapter Six: THE BIBLICAL SOURCES OF THE PAULINE MYSTERY: FROM MYTHS TO WISDOM; Chapter Seven: THE MYSTERY AND THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST; Chapter Eight: THE PAULINE GOSPEL OF THE SECOND ADAM AND THE MYSTERY
Summary One of the most gifted and internationally renowned theologians of our time here explores the importance of mystery and mysticism in the Christian tradition. He begins with a historical look at myth and mystery in pagan, Hellenistic and Classical cults, and the subsequent development in Christian mysticism and spirituality. From myth and mystery he moved to mysticism in the Christian West up to the present. Christian tradition is compared to Jewish, Islamic and Buddhist mystic experiences. Throughout, Bouyer seeks to focus on the power and meaning of these phenomena in their place in the moder
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Mysteries, Religious.
Mystery -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Mysticism -- History.
Mysteries, Religious.
Mysticism.
RELIGION -- Mysticism.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Trethowan, Illtyd, 1907-1993.
ISBN 0567408868
9780567408860
Other Titles Mysterion. English